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Includes coverage of new Congressional oversight initiatives, proposed regulations and statutes.

A tailored program for Government contracting executives, managers and their legal advisors:

  • Procurement Integrity; New and Continuing Requirements
  • Self Governance Approaches
  • Areas of Increased Monitoring and Investigation
  • New Statutes, Regulations and Cost Allowability Rules
  • Conducting Effective Compliance Reviews
  • Voluntary Disclosure of Wrongdoing
  • New Contractor Vulnerabilities, Liabilities and Rights
  • Criminal and Civil Proceedings for Noncompliance
  • Organizational Conflicts of Interest (OCI)
  • Compliance Issues
  • Developing an Effective Compliance Program
    ...and more.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dramatic changes are taking place in Federal procurement today. At the core of these changes is COMPLIANCE with Government Contract requirements. Increased oversight and closer scrutiny are key concepts driving new Congressional initiatives in Government Contracting.

The purpose of this specially developed course is to provide an update and a valuable resource to assist contractors in developing and managing effective, efficient, ongoing compliance programs. For every major area covered, the course reviews:

  • Your contractual obligations
  • Areas of controversy and special complexities
  • Suggested procedures
  • Practical problems and case studies
  • Recommendations for action

Designed as a complete and comprehensive course, it serves as:

(1) An update for contract professionals;
(2) A guide to creating and maintaining a compliance program;
(3) A primer on how to audit your contracting procedures;
(4) An opportunity for training our contracting personnel and;
(5) A detailed summary of Government contract requirements.

All designed to assure maximum understanding and explained in terms you can immediately apply to your individual operations.
 

Dates and Locations
October 23-24, 2017
Executive Conference and Training Center
Sterling, VA
$1275
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October 23-24, 2018
Executive Conference and Training Center
Sterling, VA
$1275
REGISTER
DAILY SCHEDULE
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Schedule for La Jolla, CA and Hilton Head, SC Weeklong Conferences
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
All Other Locations

Government Contract Compliance Course Curriculum

PART I. COMPLIANCE BASICS

Chapter 1. The Offenses & Penalties
1. Overview
2. Criminal Fraud
3. Conspiracy
4. Civil Fraud
5. Corruption
6. Improper Access to Government Property & Information
7. Obstruction of Justice
8. Criminal Penalties
9. Civil Penalties
10. Administrative Penalties

Chapter 2. Your Response to a Criminal Investigation
1. Overview
2. Investigators and Devices
3. Preparing for and Responding to an Investigation
4. Conducting an Internal Investigation
5. Responding to a Grand Jury Proceeding

Chapter 3. Parallel Proceedings & Global Settlements
1. Overview
2. Risks of Parallel Proceedings
3. Global Settlement
4. Mitigating Factors

Chapter 4. Your Compliance Program
1. Overview
2. Developing a Compliance Program
3. Recovering Compliance Costs
4. Steps to Achieve Compliance

Chapter 5. Conducting a Compliance Audit
1. Overview
2. Planning the Audit
3. Performing the Audit
4. Implementing & Reporting the Audit Results

PART II. OBTAINING GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS

Chapter 6. Handling Procurement Information
1. Overview
2. Procurement Integrity Act & Rules
3. Improper Access to Government Property & Information
4. How to recognize the Problem
5. Compliance Initiatives

Chapter 7. Influencing Government Actions
1. Overview
2. Bribery & Illegal Gratuities
3. Lobbying Restrictions
4. Collusive Bidding
5. Kickbacks

Chapter 8. Conflicts of Interest
1. Overview
2. Personal Conflicts
3. Organizational Conflicts
4. How to Recognize the Problem
5. Compliance Initiatives

Chapter 9. Defective Pricing
1. Overview
2. Current Requirements
3. How to Recognize the Problem
4. Compliance Initiatives

Chapter 10. Selling Commercial Items
1. Overview
2. Commercial Item Acquisitions
3. Special Contracting Methods
4. How to Recognize the Problem
5. Compliance Initiatives

PART III. CONTRACT PERFORMANCE

Chapter 11. Cost Allowability
1. Overview
2. Current Requirements
3. How to Recognize the Problem
4. Compliance Initiatives

Chapter 12. Cost Accounting
1. Overview
2. Current Requirements
3. How to Recognize the Problem
4. Compliance Initiatives

Chapter 13. Time Charging
1. Overview
2. Current Requirements
3. How to Recognize the Problem
4. Compliance Initiatives

Chapter 14. Progress Payments
1. Overview
2. Current Requirements
3. How to Recognize the Problem
4. Compliance Initiatives

Chapter 15. Product Substitution
1. Overview
2. Current Requirements
3. How to Recognize the Problem
4. Compliance Initiatives

PART IV. SPECIAL PROBLEMS

Chapter 16. Contract Claims
1. Overview
2. Certifying & Pricing Contract “Claims”
3. How to Recognize the Problem
4. Compliance Initiatives

Chapter 17. Domestic & Foreign Product Acquisition Preferences
1. Overview
2. Principal Laws & Rules
3. “Made in USA” Labels
4. How to Recognize the Problem
5. Compliance Initiatives

Chapter 18. Acquisitions & Mergers
1. Overview
2. Planning & Executing the Acquisition or Merger
3. Special Concerns for the Resulting Company
4. Foreign Acquisitions of U.S. Companies
5. Due Diligence Review

Chapter 19. International Sales
1. Overview
2. Export Restrictions
3. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
4. Antiboycott Provisions
5. Restrictions on Agents & Representatives

Chapter 20. Foreign Military Sales
1. Overview
2. Current Requirements
3. How to Recognize the Problem
4. Compliance Initiatives

Donald Featherstun
Donald G. Featherstun is a Partner in Seyfarth Shaw’s San Francisco office and is the chair of that office’s litigation practice. His practice has focused on commercial litigation with an emphasis on government contract law. He has extensive trial and claims preparation experience. He has tried cases in a variety of forums including federal courts, state courts, boards of contract appeals, state administrative bodies and private arbitrations.

Mr. Featherstun has represented telecommunications contractors, computer contractors, aerospace contractors, construction contractors, service contractors and environmental remediation contractors in counseling, major litigation, claim preparation, bid protests, False Claims Act cases, white collar criminal investigations, and negotiation of contract terms and conditions for federal, state and local procurements.

Teddie Arnold
Teddie Arnold is an associate in the Litigation department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Washington D.C. office. 
Mr. Arnold focuses his practice on complex commercial and construction disputes in state and federal courts across the United States.  He represents owners, general contractors, subcontractors, and sureties in disputes arising out of construction contracts, bonds and indemnity agreements.  Mr. Arnold also represents clients in all forms of alternative dispute resolution including matters before the American Arbitration Association.
Mr. Arnold has significant experience representing clients in complex insurance and commercial litigation. He has represented clients in matters involving tort, copyright, consumer, insurance, products liability and commercial law. He has also authored and argued briefs and motions in the Maryland Appellate Courts, the Fourth Circuit, and the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Virginia and the District of Maryland.
Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Arnold served as law clerk to the Honorable Glen M. Williams in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia during the 2008-2009 term.
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Hampton Inn & Suites Dulles
22700 Holiday Park Drive
Sterling, VA 20166
(703) 537-7800
Website

There is a room block for this location.  This hotel is located across the street from the ECTC.  For guest room reservations, call 703.537.7800 and reference “Federal Publications." Note that these reservations must be made three weeks prior to the start of the event and that the rooms are subject to availability.

Breakfast, lunch and breaks will be served at this location.

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